West Central Indiana is no place to be in the winter without a properly functioning heating system. Imagine coming inside on a bitterly cold day only to find out your home isn’t much warmer. Upon further inspection, you notice your furnace is blowing cold air. Yikes!
This is not just an inconvenient and uncomfortable scenario, but it can also be a dangerous one when temperatures dip below freezing and into the single digits. Fortunately, the HVAC technicians at Edwards Royal Comfort have seen this issue many times and can get your furnace back up and running again in no time.
Give the technicians at Edwards Royal Comfort a call for all of your home’s heating maintenance, repair and installation needs. When you choose Edwards Royal Comfort for service, you become part of our family.
Reasons Your Furnace is Blowing Cold Air
Some of the reasons your furnace might blow cold or feel like there isn’t as much warm air coming from the vents include:
An improper thermostat setting
This issue could be caused by an improper thermostat setting. Check that the fan blower switch is set to “auto” and not “on.” When the “auto” setting is chosen, the fan will only run during a heating cycle and won’t push air that feels cooler through the vents in between cycles. You can also lower your monthly energy bills by turning the fan to “auto.”
Your home’s furnace could also be blowing cold air because the thermostat isn’t working properly, preventing the furnace from receiving correct information to warm your home. If this occurs, consider contacting an HVAC company to install a programmable, or smart, thermostat.
The pilot light isn’t functioning properly
If your gas furnace’s pilot light isn’t working, your furnace might blow colder air. If this is the case, relight the pilot light. If it doesn’t light, your furnace may have a faulty thermocouple. For electric furnaces, a damaged heating element can cause your furnace to blow cold air.
If either of these are issues, contact Edwards Royal Comfort, as a new heating element or pilot light might be needed.
The HVAC filter is clogged or dirty
A dirty or clogged HVAC air filter can negatively impact indoor air quality and the performance of your furnace. A clogged filter causes your furnace to work harder to heat your home and may cause the system to eventually overheat. If your furnace overheats, it won’t blow warm air. Replace your furnace filter regularly to ensure quality air flow.
A dirty flame sensor
The flame sensor is a metallic rod located on the burner assembly. It detects the presence of a flame in your gas furnace. A dirty flame sensor will signal your furnace to turn off after just a few seconds because it doesn’t detect a flame. This can cause short cycling and, ultimately, a feeling of cold air blowing through your vents. A professional heating and air conditioning technician can clean or replace the sensor to restore proper heating to your home.
Broken control panel
A furnace that’s not warming your home may be due to an issue with the furnace’s electronic control panel. You can try resetting the system by turning off the power at the furnace, waiting a few minutes and then turning it back on. If nothing happens, call a heating and cooling company for repairs.
Contact Edwards Royal Comfort For Your Home’s Heating Needs
When you hire Edwards Royal Comfort, you’re backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied with the service we offered for heating repairs, we’ll make it right. To schedule furnace repair, maintenance or installation services, make sure to contact Edwards Royal Comfort today.